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Spooky Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Track Your Inventory

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So you didn’t buy enough Halloween candy. The neighborhood children are out in droves and they keep ringing your doorbell and reciting the obligatory “Trick or Treat,” and you keep answering the door with a sad face and look of shame. Just turn out the lights already. You are closed for business. But it’s okay. It’s just one night. It’s ... Read More »

Barcodes and Asset Management Along the Global Supply Chain

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With manufacturers maintaining operations across borders and continents and working with a wider array of smaller companies and suppliers to develop, manufacture, and distribute products, it is crucial that assets and inventory are properly managed and monitored as they move through a supply chain that may start in Mexico, stop in China, and end in Europe or the U.S. Part ... Read More »

Protecting Your Warehouse Against the Cold

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Just like our homes and offices, warehouses need a little TLC from time to time. Retail companies that use a warehouse to store their inventory (as well as retail behemoths that run their own warehouses and oversee almost every aspect of their supply chain, like Amazon) likely know some of what goes into keeping warehouses, and the goods within them, ... Read More »

Adults Who Steal From Youth Sports And Asset Management


Adults who take hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for the children of their communities and businesses that fail to make wise investments in asset management, the connection is stronger than you might think. For many businesses, fixed asset management means ensured compliance, greater savings and peace of mind. Unfortunately, many companies (particularly small and medium-sized companies) still haven’t made ... Read More »

How Rapid Deployment Centers Are Changing Inventory Management


In the retail space, online sales brought in $97.3 billion for the second quarter of 2016. That is an increase of 4.5 percent from Q1 2016 and represents around 8 percent of the $1.2 trillion in total Q2 retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. That 4.5 percent uptick in online sales compares to a mere 1.5 percent ... Read More »

The New Complexity of Warehouses


The world of e-commerce has rapidly and completely altered how we as consumers think about shopping. Massive retailers like Amazon offer almost every conceivable product, and most of them can be at your front door within two days, or sometimes the very same day you place your order. The way we shop, what we buy, when we buy it, what ... Read More »

What You Need To Know About Telecommuting


Telecommuting is more often than not a boon for both the remote worker and their company. Telecommuters are less likely to quit their job, very likely to have high morale and more likely to not only work productively but save their employer money. But the question has remained: Are companies really getting their money’s worth when they allow employees to ... Read More »

The Pros and Cons of DIY Data Warehousing


As the world becomes increasingly digital, from the way we as individuals communicate and learn to how businesses engage their customers and their partners to create a supply chain, one often overlooked question is where does all of our information go when we’re not using it, and how is it accessed and utilized when we are? As consumers, that question usually ... Read More »

How Schools Can Stop Wasting Money on iPads That Eventually Go Missing


Schools, whether public or private, elementary or secondary, have always had to conduct asset management in some capacity, tracking the locations and numbers of textbooks and other supplies using spreadsheets and manual audits. As the supplies teachers use to instruct students morph into more technologically complex items, will the systems they use to track those items follow suit? Indeed, the ... Read More »

Barcode Labels That Beat the Heat


Businesses of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly coming to the same realization: Barcodes and barcode labels are incredibly helpful tools, great for keeping inventory and assets organized as part of a larger control system. Amazon uses them to keep track of everything in their massive, chaotic warehouses; small businesses and government agencies use them to record the location ... Read More »